**** (4 stars)
Went for brunch. It met my criterion of having non-brunch foods at brunch, so that’s a win.
The chicken sandwich and accompanying fries were excellent, with a tender, succulent slab of chicken in a fresh onion roll, and nice crispy fries.
The salmon salad was unusually, being mostly composed of grain, with mixed in chunks of chilled salmon; I really liked it and it went perfectly with the Gainey chardonnay we ordered (a rare bottle to find in a Chicago restaurant).
The pumpkin pancakes were fluffy and accompanied by tasted pecans.
The only miss was the bacon and chive deviled eggs, which were almost good, but contained a bitter herb I couldn’t identify.
The restaurant is divided into a number of spaces on different levels, and has a nice ambience.
Service was friendly, and wines were half price on Sunday, which was a great deal.
South Water Kitchen
225 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601